.Build – the new Internet for the Building & Construction Industry.
.build is an online namespace focused solely on the needs of the building community. The internet is about to expand beyond the limits of the .com world. Beginning next year there will be hundreds of new generic top-level domains (gTLD), each one focused on a specific community, brand or geography. Associated General Contractors of America said back in March that the .build domain will make it easier for more people to find construction companies on the Web through search engines like Google and Bing.
Diggerland USA is a construction themed adventure park where children and their families drive, ride, and operate heavy machinery in a safe family-friendly environment. Experiences that were only dreamed of, or seen on television and in movies, were now made available to anyone who sought the thrill of these great earth-moving metal monsters.
The new theme park site is centrally located behind the existing indoor and outdoor water park in West Berlin, NJ. The facility footprint covers 14 acres and will feature over 23 attractions, all slated for an early summer 2014 opening. The majority of the attractions are comprised of modified JCB heavy construction equipment pieces. The rides have been engineered to allow parents and children the ability to safely operate the machines by themselves or together – digging, driving, and riding. The park is inspired by four other Diggerland locations, all in the UK.
Time-lapse Video of Milton-Madison Bridge’s 55-foot slide from temporary piers to its permanent, refurbished piers.
The deteriorating 84-year-old Milton-Madison Bridge, carries US 421 across the Ohio River connecting the historic towns of Madison, Ind., and Milton, Ky. Using a construction method called “truss sliding,” a new 2,427-foot-long truss will be moved along steel rails and plates and “slide” into place atop the existing piers, which will be rehabilitated. So, on April 10, the new bridge’s 55-foot journey from temporary piers to its permanent, refurbished piers came to a successful completion. (more…)
Even during severe winter weather, construction firms add jobs in 30 states between January and February.
Association officials said the jobs gains came even as many parts of the country experienced unusually severe winter weather, include cold and snowy conditions in the Northeast and Midwest, and warm and unusually dry conditions in much of the Southwest.
A vacant single-family home on 11th Avenue will soon be demolished to make way for new development. Much of it, from the front door to the basement floorboards, will find second life in homes throughout the Helena Valley. They had hoped to relocate the entire structure, but since that wasn’t feasible, Habitat decided to recycle what was still inside. Habitat for Humanity crew are disassembling the house piece by piece, salvaging the vast majority for sale in the nonprofit’s home improvement store instead of sending it to the dump. They worked quickly to tear up carpet, pull out cabinets, sinks and appliances. They also eyed windows and smaller items made of metal or copper.
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Equipment World sits down with Mike Rowe, former host of the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” and the founder of the mikeroweWorks foundation, for a conversation about the importance of skilled trades and vocational education, the country’s “disconnect” from hard work and how opera is a lot like working in construction.